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  • Child Beauty Pageants

    There is nothing wrong with little girls wearing cute pink dresses and walking down a stage to perform a few adorable stunts or tricks. However, there is everything wrong when these actions could potentially lead to long term damages in young girls. And therein lies the problem with child beauty pageants. They have the potential to create long term issues for the many of the female children who are asked to participate in them. This is the stance that “Toddlers and Tiaras” takes regarding the issue of child beauty pageants; the author of the article, Skip Hollandsworth, asserts that “many psychologists believe that developmental and emotional problems can stem from pressure and value system that pageants embody” (493). Hollandsworth in his…

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  • Importance Of Beauty Pageants

    Beauty Pageants are a way girls can learn important life skills while also having fun. It’s a way to learn the difference between winning and losing and also gaining friendships, not even just in beauty pageants, all other different types of pageants such as rodeo queen pageants and “natural pageants” girls are able to learn more about themselves. Beauty pageants give girls additional skills that they can use in their life growing up. From competing it gives them more confidence, develops social…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Pageants

    With the help of this non-profit organization and their financial aid, a large percentage of the pageant participants have their degree or are in the act of earning their undergraduate or graduate degrees. Miss America’s Outstanding Teen can win thirty-thousand dollars in scholarships. In its thirty-five year history, this pageant has awarder more than one hundred and twenty-five million scholarships, annually awarding five million scholarship dollars. You have to be between thirteen and…

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  • Argumentative Essay On Beauty Pageants

    Beauty Pageants Effect Children and Women Why do girls find beauty pageants so important to their social status and popularity? For the longest time, girls have competed from ages new born all the way up to their twenties in beauty contests. Most of the time, it’s the parents who get them first started in the industry, but the amount of money and time they spend on pageants is ridiculous! Why is it so important for girls to win contests for beauty, and not for their true selves? Beauty…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Children Beauty Pageants

    –children’s beauty pageants. John, I do understand that your viewpoint on children’s beauty pageants differs from mine. You feel that those events are good, harmless fun for the kids, and provide them with confidence when walking in public. You say it develops the skill of dressing up, enjoying one’s own image, and public speaking. It’s good to boost a child’s self-esteem, especially if they have a birth defect that they are self-conscious about. I know you grew up in a family where children…

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  • Child Beauty Pageant Analysis

    and author of award-winning “Fatlash! Food Police & the Fear of Thin,” reveals the perspective of the child beauty pageant craze as she was once a “Little Miss Pageant” Princess. Kataline explains how detrimental the pageant world was on herself and her relation to the world as many…

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  • Informative Essay: The Ugly Behind Beauty Pageant

    The Ugly behind Beauty Pageants Iconic actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn once said, “The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode, but the beauty of a woman is reflected in her soul.” (“Audrey Hepburn Quotes”). These words remind girls that their self worth should not come from the artificial things, but from the strength and morals inside of each child. Child beauty pageants heavily contradict this idea, by leading girls to believe that physical perfection is just as, or more valuable…

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  • Essay On Child Beauty Pageants

    For many years child beauty pageants have been part of the American community, likely why so many parents think these pageants are appropriate for children. Today, approximately 5,000 beauty contests are being held annually across the nation, with about 250,000 participants (Casstevens). However, as the popularity of the pageant industry increases, fewer parents are questioning the safety of their children. Child beauty contests try to show the public that the girls are having fun dressing up as…

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  • Child Beauty Pageants Essay

    Beauty pageants have become a staple in American culture. Winners of pageants such as Miss America are icons, representations of the ideal woman, and positive role models for young girls. So society says. More recently, however, a new type of pageant has increased in popularity to the point of being considered a national phenomenon. These pageants are just as glitzy, and the competition is just as fierce; the only difference is that these contestants are the miniature model. They are child…

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  • Child Pageant Research Paper

    Beauty pageants originated a long time ago, and over the years they have evolved tremendously. Today, the use of spray tans, false eyelashes, fake teeth, layers of makeup, and over-sexed outfits are the norm of child pageants. Just over the course of a few decades, the pageant world has changed from simple church dresses to expensive glitzy outfits. Most little girls would relish at the thought of being treated like a princess, even if just for a few days out of the year; however, some parents…

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